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Reading the Maya Glyphs

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ZusammenfassungIn the recent past, a working knowledge of the Maya script has been confined to epigraphers, art historians and oth... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung
In the recent past, a working knowledge of the Maya script has been confined to epigraphers, art historians and other specialists. This is a compact, portable guide to enable students, tourists and armchair travellers to read and understand commonly encountered Classic Maya texts.



Auteur

Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus in the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Reading the Maya Glyphs and Mexico and The True History of Chocolate, all published by Thames & Hudson.



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A noted Mayanist and an accomplished calligrapher decipher real Maya texts, taking the latest research and breakthroughs into account, adding glyphs, updating captions, and reinterpreting or expanding upon earlier decipherments.

Résumé
In the recent past, a working knowledge of the Maya script has been confined to epigraphers, art historians and other specialists. Its very unfamiliarity to the general public, and the daunting aspect of its approximately 800 signs, have made the system appear more complex and arcane than it really is. Reading the Maya Glyphs is a compact, portable guide to enable students, tourists and armchair travellers to read and understand commonly encountered Classic Maya texts. Topics covered include the nature of the script, the intricate Maya calendar, dynastic and political texts, and every aspect of the natural and supernatural world in which they lived. Written by the world's leading authority in Maya studies, Michael D. Coe, and illustrated by the drawings of Mark Van Stone, one of America's outstanding calligraphers, the book presupposes no previous training in Maya epigraphy or archaeology. Whether in the hands of visitors to the great Maya sites of Mexico and Central America or consulted by museum-goers, this guide should enhance their appreciation some of the world's greatest art and architecture.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Reading the Maya Glyphs
Sous-titre: 2nd edition
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780500285534
ISBN: 978-0-500-28553-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Thames and Hudson
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 176
Poids: 480g
Taille: H233mm x B154mm
Année: 2016
Auflage: 2., überarb. A.